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Fiction
Author: Joy Williams
ISBN: 0684186454
Subcategory: Literary
Pages 260 pages
Publisher Charles Scribner's Sons (1986)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.8
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by Joy Williams


To put it simply, Joy Williams is the most gifted writer of her generation.

State of Grace Paperback – February 19, 1990. by. Joy Williams (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. To put it simply, Joy Williams is the most gifted writer of her generation.

JOY WILLIAMS is the author of four novels-the most recent, The Quick . The ending of the book made me sick. Suffice to say, State of Grace is like no other novel I've ever read, and I'm a PhD student in literature

JOY WILLIAMS is the author of four novels-the most recent, The Quick and the Dead, was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in 2001-and three other collections of stories, as well as Ill Nature, a book of essays that was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Among her many honors are the Rea Award for the Short Story and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. I think I dislike this book more than anything I have ever read. Suffice to say, State of Grace is like no other novel I've ever read, and I'm a PhD student in literature. It is lyrical and baffling, insightful and obscure.

State of Grace (Hardcover). Published January 1st 1986 by Scribner Book Company. Author(s): Joy Williams. Hardcover, 260 pages. ISBN: 0684186454 (ISBN13: 9780684186450).

by Williams, Joy. Published 1986 by Scribner's in New York. Originally published: Garden City, . Fiction, Fathers and daughters, Young women.

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ISBN 9780684186450 (978-0-684-18645-0) Softcover, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1986. Learn More at LibraryThing.

Nominated for the National Book Award in 1974, this haunting, profoundly disquieting novel manages to be at once sparse and lush, to combine Biblical simplicity with Gothic intensity and strangeness. It is the story of Kate, despised by her mother, bound to her father by ties stronger and darker than blood.

Joy Williams (born February 11, 1944) is an American novelist, short-story writer, and essayist. Williams is the author of four novels. Her first, State of Grace (1973), was nominated for a National Book Award for Fiction. Her most recent novel, The. Her most recent novel, The Quick and the Dead (2002), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Her first collection of short stories, Taking Care, was published in 1982. A second collection, Escapes, followed in 1990

Nominated for the National Book Award in 1974, this haunting, profoundly disquieting novel manages to be at once sparse and lush, to combine Biblical simplicity with Gothic intensity and strangeness. It is the story of her attempted escapes−in detached sexual encounters, at a Southern college populated by spoiled and perverse beauties, and in a doomed marriage to a man who cannot understand what she is running from.

Nominated for the National Book Award in 1974, this haunting, profoundly disquieting novel manages to be at once sparse and lush, to combine Biblical simplicity with Gothic intensity and strangeness. It is the story of Kate, despised by her mother, bound to her father by ties stronger and darker than blood. It is the story of her attempted escapesâin detached sexual encounters, at a Southern college populated by spoiled and perverse beauties, and in a doomed marriage to a man who cannot understand what she is running from. Witty, erotic, searing acute, STATE OF GRACE bears the inimitable stamp of one of our fines and most provocative writers.
Raniconne
I took my time with this one. The prose is rich. I had to immerse myself in Williams' sentences and allow the narrative to emerge on its own. It does, by the way. This is definitely a novel I want to reread. A first pass doesn't do it justice. I love it when prose demands rigor and pays off with poignant themes, poetic insight, and more than a little transformation for both the characters and the reader.
Malodora
Unredeemably grim, not without Williams' characteristic wit, but barely able to lift this ghastly story from its dismal narrative.
Love Me
I'm not into happily ever after stories but this has to be the most depressing book I have ever read. Nothing good or redeeming happens in it. People and animals are abused and die throughout it and there is not even an ounce of hope in the entire thing. The ending of the book made me sick. I think I dislike this book more than anything I have ever read.
Onetarieva
This novel is truly a find. I echo the below review: how can such an unassuming piece of genius sit and languish on the shelf for so many years without ever garnering the readership it deserves? Suffice to say, State of Grace is like no other novel I've ever read, and I'm a PhD student in literature. It is lyrical and baffling, insightful and obscure. Perhaps the best corollary I can think of is Marilynne Robinson-- if Robinson surrendered herself to her ecstatic, mystic impulses. The story of a precious young woman and her will-less surge through the world is something to curl up with and devour. Treat yourself. Read it.
POFOD
Beautifully written, must read. Very engaging.